How to Create a Safe, Sensory-Friendly Backyard Landscape for Your Child With Special Needs

Playing outside is one of the greatest joys of childhood. Stepping out the back door into sunlight, fresh air, and freedom can provide a feeling of liberation unlike any other. There are extra considerations when your child has special needs, but time outside still can offer tremendous therapeutic benefits, especially for children with autism or […]

Gardening for Mental Health

If you’re reading this article, you’ve most likely stumbled across it because you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. The pressures of modern life — our digital lives, the demands of making a living, can all have a negative effect on mental health. But you can find relief in your own yard. There are a number […]

Guide to Understanding Soil Types

Wondering what to plant to get the most out of your yard? The right grass, shrubs, flowers, and other greenery depend heavily on the type of soil you have. That’s right, not all turf is created equally! Soil is more than just dirt. While the makeup changes with locations and there are different soil textures, […]

13 Interesting Trees for a Winter Garden

It’s dark, dreary, and drab and you’ve prepared your yard for winter. But everything across your lawn and garden are shades of taupe. It’s sad and boring. Winter has arrived and will be around for months to come. It can be depressing looking over a bleak landscape day after day, especially after the holidays are […]

How to Prevent, Repair Rock Salt Damage on Lawns

The debate over rock salt is a slippery slope. More than 25 million metric tons of rock salt are dumped onto roads, sidewalks, and driveways every year to de-ice them. While these de-icing salts make life safer for motorists and pedestrians, they have the unintended consequence of damaging lawns. Most of the time, salt damage […]

5 Native Plants for Easy Gardening in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix residents are actively seeking to preserve the natural landscape and its native plants. In addition to helping sustain our environment, these plants thrive in an arid climate and surround our homes with bursts of color and artistic shapes. Some native varieties are great plants to plant around a pool as well. We are spotlighting five native […]